Bratislava, SK


Senior Financial Governance Professional 

About Swiss Re

The Swiss Re Group is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer, working to make the world more resilient. It anticipates and manages risk – from natural catastrophes to climate change, from ageing populations to cybercrime. The aim of the Swiss Re Group is to enable society to thrive and progress, creating new opportunities and solutions for its clients. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1863, the Swiss Re Group operates through a network of around 80 offices globally. It is organised into three Business Units, each with a distinct strategy and set of objectives contributing to the Group’s overall mission.


About the Role

In your role you will be part of the Finance Group Operations (FGO) Governance team in Bratislava, a newly established team providing guidance, information and a strong risk & control framework to support the objectives of FGO and Swiss Re.


Our division, FGO, reports directly to the Group COO and the Group CFO of Swiss Re, offering you ample career opportunities within the unit and beyond. In FGO we manage the cost for the entire Group, drive performance management holistically of Group Operations, and we execute cash & cost operations for the entire Swiss Re Group. We are a team full of diverse backgrounds and skills, which continuously learns. We are curious, helpful and courageous – and all of this with a good sense of humour.


In this role, you will 
•    Have a deep end-to-end understanding of the processes and solid understanding of risks in the Accounts Payable area; 
•    Constantly identify process improvements and drive their implementation; 
•    Maintain and oversee process and control documentation and operating procedures in Accounts Payable; 
•    Perform Operational Risk Self-Assessment and support Operational Events and Issues reporting, perform root cause analysis, support design and implementation of management actions and monitor progress of resolution;
•    Analyse and understand data out of system and prepare various reports to management;
•    Contribute to Group-wide as well as FGO-specific projects with a governance element to ensure risk and controls are addressed and you will be involved in the change management process;
•    Liaison with members of Coordinated Assurance Functions (Governance, Operational Risk Management team, Group Internal Audit) and external auditors;
•    Collaborate with other teams - Accounts Payable, Payment & Receipt and Treasury and your colleagues in Governance FGO; and 
•    Perform other ad-hoc tasks as required from time to time


About the Team

Our team consists of five members and is providing governance support to Cash & Cost Operations (Accounts Payable, Payment & Receipt and Treasury), Group Cost Management and FP&A teams based in Bratislava. We are responsible for risk and control assessments, maintenance of control documentation, reporting and monitoring the action items from any operational events, providing support in projects that impact processes and control environment, etc. We are performing deep analysis of the trends in operational events to understand the root causes and propose action plans to mitigate them.
You will be part of a dynamic environment with the opportunity to support other teams' strategic initiatives and projects. Our experienced team members provide you with full training and mentoring of tasks in our scope.


About You

•    University degree in the area of finance, accounting, economics or similar.
•    3-5 years' experience ideally gained from internal or external audit or consultancy.
•    Ability to familiarise quickly with new IT systems and tools and proficiency in handling data. Knowledge of SAP or Oracle is an advantage.
•    Self-motivated and self-starter with personal dedication to succeed and achieve results. The ability to collaborate with others and contribute to a high-performance team in order to achieve common goals. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. 
•    The inner drive to do things better, to meet and exceed goals and to keep improving things through creativity and innovation.
•    Proficient with MS Office applications including Excel, Word and Power Point Access.
•    You speak English fluently, you have no problem to write emails and collaborate via Skype. We consider as your advantage if you speak any other European language.
•    Languages skills: English fluent written and spoken (minimum C1).


Minimum base salary for this job from 1500 EUR gross/month/full time. Our offer to you may be higher based on your skills and experience and will include additional rewards and benefits.
We are required by law to disclose basic wage component (minimum salary) for the advertised positions. We carefully consider your professional competencies, qualifications and experience in our compensation package and/or when offering you other positions. Our compensation philosophy is to pay fairly, also considering market situation and the value employees may bring to Swiss Re.


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